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Paediatric Diabetes Team

Our paediatric department is still operating as normal.

If your child is feeling unwell without COVID-19 symptoms, you should still contact you GP practice in order to get a referral into the hospital. Our Paediatric outpatient clinics are still continuing as normal. Our Consultants are assessing whether your child should attend a face-to-face clinic, have a telephone consultation or if your appointment will be rebooked for a later date.

If you are asked to attend a face-to-face appointment, it is important that you do come to the hospital as the consultant will have good reason for wanting to see you. You do not have to walk through the hospital building in order to reach your appointment, there are direct access routes into Milton Mouse and Luing Cowley.

We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure you are safe and are staggering appointments so there are not many people in the waiting room, if you feel uncomfortable waiting inside the building, please ring us when you have arrived on site, stay in your car and we will call you once it is time for your appointment. You may see the nurses wearing personal protective equipment, this is to protect you and other visitors. Appointments should be attended by the patient and ONE parent/carer, no siblings or other family members should be attendance. Should you have any concerns or wish to speak with anyone please contact 01908 997 003.

Milton Keynes Children’s Diabetes Service is a multi-professional team supporting all children and young people with diabetes.

Meet the team

Dr James Bursell – Paediatric Consultant

Dr Keya Ali – Paediatric Consultant

Jackie Higgins – Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Michelle Dady – Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse



The team offer support to help with the management of diabetes from diagnosis for children and young people. The team will also aid in a child’s transfer to young adult services. We provide a comprehensive paediatric diabetes service, including insulin pumps and glucose monitoring according to both local and NICE guidelines.

We pride ourselves in delivering the best service for all our young people and their families.

Useful resources for families

Diabetes UK –

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) –

MK Kids with Diabetes are a local parent support group. You can find out more about the events they hold here.

Patient Information